Indulge your love of luxe with this divine collection of health and beauty must-haves for the cold season...
Run This Town
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed a whole lot of hype surrounding the launch of a new global make-up brand created by a certain superstar singer. And here’s the thing – Rihanna’s much anticipated Fenty range totally defied our expectations.
Made in partnership with LVMH-owned beauty developer Kendo, the brand is the result of Rihanna’s desire to create products that work across all skin types and tones. Like the lady herself, the brand is both edgy and feminine, designed to help everyone achieve Rihanna’s real-life killer radiance. In her own words, “This is where the fun begins”.
Kilian Me Softly
We are beside ourselves with desire for the latest launch from luxury perfume brand By Kilian – two gorgeous fragrances inspired by the works of artist Gustav Klimt. Created as a tenth anniversary celebration for the brand, both scents – Woman in Gold and Gold Knight – explore the dual nature of masculinity vs femininity, light and dark, good and bad.
With rose at its heart, Woman in Gold is the softer of the two, while Gold Knight is more on the feisty side, with spicy notes of cinnamon and patchouli – and, as always, both bottles come in gorgeous clutch-esque boxes, this time inspired by Klimt’s work.
Woman in Gold, £245 (50ml), £460 (250ml); Gold Knight, £245 (50ml), £460 (250ml) bykilian.com
Now is the perfect time to fill your home with beautiful candles and home fragrances, so we’d suggest checking out newcomer Florence Verity, a Cheshire-based contemporary lifestyle brand producing candles inspired by a passion for luxury fragrances and stylish décor.
Handpicked by director Florence Webster in collaboration with a UK-based perfumery, each scent uses high-quality essential oils, with each candle created, designed and hand-poured in the UK using a premium soy wax blend for a long lasting, smoke-free and even burn. Winter has never been so cosy.
Launching this month exclusively for Harvey Nichols, new grooming brand on the block, Scrubd, is set to make quite a splash. Passionate about crafting effective, all-natural grooming products specifically for the demands of men’s skin, the first collection includes such invigorating delights as lemongrass and lime organic triple-milled soap, anti-ageing moisturiser and eye gel, and a gloriously energising face balm.
The Beck Effect
When we first heard about Victoria Beckham’s collaboration with Estée Lauder, we were expecting great things – and we’ve not been disappointed. Our favourite range from the collection is the Signature Look, which features four products: the Morning Aura Illuminating Crème, Skin Perfecting Powder and Aura Gloss in Honey for the face, and Eye Ink Mascara in Blackest for the eyes.
As the lady herself explains, “My experience in front of the camera has taught me how the right light can create the perfect skin tone and texture, and give definition to bone structure. These Signature products recreate that same effect for you.”
Loreal x Balmain
This month L’Oréal Paris and Balmain Paris unveiled the campaign for their much-anticipated lipstick collaboration – a capsule collection of 12 couture matte shades by Color Riche – and it is, of course, fabulous. In the campaign, 12 women of different origins and backgrounds strike across the rooftops of Paris at dawn alongside Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director, to send a message of beauty in diversity and female empowerment.
The collection itself is pretty fabulous too, with three distinct stories – Rock, Couture and Glamazone – each told in four shades to cater for every complexion.
£12.99 each, available exclusively at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge, Liverpool and Manchester, and harveynichols.com